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1.0 (also referred to as the second-half of The Adventure Update) was a major Minecraft update, released on November 18, 2011 (during MineCon 2011) at 21:54:50 UTC. It is also considered as the official first release of Minecraft: Java Edition. This update added brewing, enchantments, The End, hardcore mode, breeding, and more.

Java Edition version history
1.01.1

Snapshots

The following is a list of 1.0 snapshots and pre-releases: Beta 1.9-pre1, Beta 1.9-pre2, Beta 1.9-pre3, Beta 1.9-pre4, Beta 1.9-pre5, Beta 1.9-pre6, 1.0.0-RC1, and 1.0.0-RC2.

Additions

General

  • Hardcore mode – locks the difficulty to Hard and forces the user to delete the world's save data upon death. Health bar has a slight appearance change when in that mode

Gameplay

  • Status Effects – inflict positive or negative effects on players and mobs. Two properties exist: strength (boosts effects) and duration (controls the time of the effect)
  • Item Repair – Two of the same tools/weapons that are damaged in crafting will create one repaired tool/weapon
  • Brewing
  • Enchanting
  • BreedingWheat attracts and feeds animals. When fed, animals enter "love mode", and will produce baby animals.
  • End Poem/Credits – appears after entering the End portal in The End

World generation

Blocks and Items

Mobs

Changes

General

  • /give can now set the damage value of the wanted item

Gameplay

  • Experience – a score system that can be used for enchantments. Each XP Orb is worth one Score Point
  • New achievements
  • Death tweaked – the amount of XP orbs dropped by players on death is now limited. A proper score is also given based on how many XP orbs players have collected
  • Armor system is new and improved, with increased armor durability.
  • Pressing F5 toggles between three states: first person, third person back, and third person front
  • Slight delay between jumps when holding down the jump button. Also, players no longer bounce between ceiling and floor in two-block-high places.
  • Blocking now has a new, proper animation.
  • Sun and moon now rise in the east. The moon also has phases
  • New sound for rain.

World generation

Blocks and Items

  • Labels for tooltips have a blue border
  • Bow appears larger in third person view when held, have 385 uses, and additional sounds
  • New sounds for Doors, added sounds for Shears
  • New textures for Block of Iron, Ghast Fireball, and Mob Spawner
  • Glowstone material type changed from "glass" to "stone". A pickaxe is now needed to drop items and certain items like torches can be placed on it as a result of this change
  • Water and Lava above a ceiling that is a single block thick will produce particles.
  • Lava no longer flows through water; now it creates Stone
  • Ender Pearls are throwable and will teleport a player to the impact location. However, it will take 2.5 hearts of fall damage.
    • Cannot be thrown in Creative Mode
  • Golden Apple now glows purple in the inventory
  • Fences now connect to solid blocks and no longer block players from moving onto their space
  • Tool breaking sounds
  • Attack damage is nerfed to make space for the increased damage enchantments
  • Many blocks' mining speeds have been increased:
  • Minecarts now have sounds

Mobs

  • Sheep now have 8 health
  • Ghasts now have 10 health
  • Zombies now have 20 health and 1 armor point
  • Endermen are now limited in which blocks they can pick up. Also added new sounds for the mob
  • Improved walking sounds for the Skeleton
  • Big slimes (size +4 slimes) have deeper jump sounds
  • New sounds for Silverfish
  • Ghast fireball texture changed

1.0.1

1.0.1 was a server update released on November 24, 2011 to fix some bugs and crashes in 1.0.0. As it is a server-only update, 1.0.0 remained the current client version.